Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions
When you are in an accident, it’s a scary and stressful situation. You typically have a lot of questions that you may be unfamiliar with. Here at Schnipper Law, we assist a lot of victims with the aftermath of being in auto accident. With that experience, we put together the Top 7 questions that you may have following your unfortunate vehicle accident.
What If the Cause of My Georgia Car Accident is Not Clear?
“If the cause of your Georgia car accident is not clear, that’s even more reason to hire immediately a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney. Video surveillance could be obtained, possibly an accident re-constructionist used to be acquired and hired immediately. Even today with these newer cars, black boxes can be downloaded and show pertinent and important information that could show the reason why the car accident occurred.”
What Is the First Thing I Should Do After a Georgia Car Accident?
“The first thing you should do after Georgia car accident is when the law enforcement arrives at the scene, inform them in detailed fashion about your injuries. Then you should immediately go to the emergency or a physician, it could be your primary physician, or any doctor. Immediately after that you need to hire a competent, seasoned, and experience personal injury attorney. Also get photographs at the scene and names of any witnesses that saw or could have seen the motor vehicle accident.”
Who Pays For My Injuries If I Am Injured in a Georgia Car Accident?
“If the opposing driver is the at-fault negligent party, then the opposing driver’s insurance carrier would be responsible for your medical bills and costs, any lost wages, any lost earnings, and even pain and suffering damages.”
Do I Have to Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company in a Georgia Auto Accident Case?
“Under no circumstances should you ever speak to the opposing insurance company. The adjusters are trained to twist your words, put words in your mouth, and to manipulate the situation. What you should do immediately is contact a seasoned and experienced and competent personal injury attorney, and the attorney will contact your insurance company. But if you are ever contacted by the opposing insurance company, you should never, ever speak with them.”
What Documents Or Evidence Should I Bring With Me The First Time I Meet My Attorney Following My Georgia Car Accident?
“Following your Georgia car accident when you meet with your attorney for the first time, you should bring a copy of the police report or the police report number if you don’t have that handy, copies of the medical records and medical bills, your insurance information, any insurance information you may have of the at-fault party and/or opposing driver, any photographs that were taken, for example, the property damage of the vehicles, and any witnesses’ names and information that could obviously help your case.”
Should I Accept a Check From The At Fault Driver or Their Insurance Company After My Georgia Auto Accident Case?
“No, you should not. If you accept payment from the at fault driver and/or the at fault driver’s insurance company, you could be barred from other insurance coverages in not maximizing your total recovery. That’s why it’s so important to seek out immediately a seasoned, experienced, confident personal injury attorney.”
What Car Insurance Must You Have In Georgia?
“The State of Georgia mandates that you carry liability insurance. In a nutshell, what that means is you must under Georgia law carry $25,000 for each driver, and that could be a motorcyclist, a pedestrian, or an opposing driver. Also, $50,000 of liability insurance for each accident, and also $25,000 of liability insurance for any property damage that might be caused. Now, subsequent to that, what we suggest is you also carry what is called under-insured or uninsured motorist coverage in case somebody hits you and they’re at fault, and if they don’t have enough insurance or they don’t have any insurance, you then can recuperate monetary damages through your own insurance company.”
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